Certification & Audits - Boise Cascade

Certification & Audits

Boise Cascade holds certification under these credible third-party standards, and we undergo annual audits to assure our systems are in compliance:

  • Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®)
  • Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®)
  • Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC™)
  • Home Innovation NGBS Green Certified™ (NGBS)

Building Materials Distribution Certification

These building materials distribution facilities hold Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) chain of custody certificate SCS-COC-002928, license code FSC-C041295 (listed alphabetically by state):

Phoenix AZ Idaho Falls ID Greensboro NC
Lathrop CA Rochelle IL Marion OH
Riverside CA Baltimore MD Memphis TN
Denver CO Westfield MA Dallas TX
Grand Junction CO Wayne MI Houston TX
Milton FL Lakeville MN Salt Lake City UT
Orlando FL Billings MT Spokane WA
Pompano FL Portsmouth NH Vancouver WA
Auburn GA Delanco NJ Yakima WA
Boise ID Albuquerque NM


Wood Products Certification

Click on the Ο to view the certificate.

FSC® Chain of Custody
FSC® Controlled Wood
PEFC Chain of Custody
SFI® Chain of Custody
SFI™ Fiber Procurement
Home Innovation NGBS Green
Alexandria EWP (Lena) Ο Ο Ο
BCI® Joists



Arden (Colville) WA Lumber Ο Ο Ο Ο Ο
Chester SC Ο  Ο Ο
Elgin OR Plywood Ο Ο Ο Ο Ο
Florien LA Plywood Ο Ο Ο
Homedale ID Ο
Kettle Falls WA Plywood Ο Ο Ο Ο Ο
Kettle Falls WA Lumber Ο Ο Ο Ο Ο
Medford OR Plywood Ο Ο Ο Ο Ο
Oakdale LA Plywood Ο Ο Ο
Rogue Valley OR Plywood Ο Ο Ο Ο Ο
Thorsby AL EWP Ο Ο Ο
White City OR EWP Ο Ο Ο Ο Ο
BCI® Joists



White City OR Veneer Ο Ο Ο Ο Ο
Willamina OR Veneer Ο Ο Ο Ο  Ο
St Jacques NB CANADA EWP (ALLJoist®) Ο Ο

Alexandria, Louisiana does not have FSC® Chain of Custody or FSC® Controlled Wood Certification as of March 31, 2013.

Homedale, Idaho does not have FSC® Chain of Custody or FSC® Controlled Wood Certification as of March 30, 2015.

St Jacques, New Brunswick CANADA ALLJoist®  does not have FSC® Chain of Custody or FSC® Controlled Wood Certification as of May 5, 2016.

In North America, three standards have attained PEFC endorsement — the American Tree Farm System (ATFS), Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Sustainable Forest Management standard (User Group), and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®).


Boise Cascade undergoes independent third-party audits to assure our procurement and chain-of-custody systems comply with the certification standards we participate in. We also audit our own facilities every three to five years to assure they are complying with governmental and our own environmental regulations.

All of these audits are described below.

Procurement Audits

To assess our sustainable environmental performance, an independent third party audits our wood fiber procurement practices against Sustainable Forestry Initiative® standards and our internal standards. The SFI® program is a comprehensive system of principles, objectives, performance measures and indicators that reflect a commitment to the social responsibility of sustainably managing forests.

Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP audited our wood procurement system and found our procurement practices to be in full compliance with SFI standards. Audits are performed on an ongoing basis to ensure that we are meeting SFI standards as well as our own, and that we are continuing to improve our environmental management practices.

Chain-of-Custody Audits

To add transparency and enhanced credibility for our customers, we have completed Chain-of-Custody certification at selected facilities. We undergo independent third-party audits against the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Program Annex 2 Chain-of-Custody Standard and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes Annex 4; Chain-of-Custody of Forest Based Products Requirements Standard; the Forest Stewardship Council® Standard for Chain-of-Custody, FSC-STD-40-004 and the FSC® Controlled Wood Standard, FSC-STD-40-005 (Version 2-1) EN.

Manufacturing Audits

To assess our sustainable manufacturing performance, our environmental experts audit each of our manufacturing facilities every three to five years. In addition, an independent company periodically evaluates our audit program to ensure its conformance to recognized environmental auditing practices.

Contact us with your certification or fiber sourcing comment.